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2018 Domaine Carneros Estate Bottle

2018 Domaine Carneros Estate

Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir begins in our six different Estate Vineyards, which are certified by Fish Friendly Farming and located within four miles of the Château. We grow eleven different clones of Pinot Noir and each one contributes its unique flavor profile and personality to make this compelling blend which is truly a mosaic of our Carneros terroir.

Tasting Notes

The 2018 edition of our Estate Pinot Noir packs a full range of red and darker berry flavors. Beginning with the nose one encounters plum clafouti, cherries, bergamot tea, and red roses. Ten months of barrel age lends a sweetness that balances the supple tannin from this exceptional vintage producing an intense full bodied Napa Valley Pinot Noir. Of particular note in this edition is the juicy and sweet fruited entry upon the palate, backed up by delicate spice notes (sassafras) and leather that lead to baked cherry and black raspberry. The hallmark of Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir is the texture, and this acclaimed wine delivers with a supple and silky mouth feel.

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Food Pairings

This handcrafted Pinot Noir can be enjoyed alone as an aperitif or matched with a diverse group of dishes such as beef, poultry, pork, or grilled salmon, prepared in a variety of culinary styles. Our winemaker recommends grilled heritage pork chop, seared venison, or duck confit with sour cherry sauce.

Varietal Composition

Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Final Acid: 0.60g /100 ml
Final pH: 3.65
Alcohol %: 14.2

91 Points
Wine Spectator
July 2021
98 Points
Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
June 2021
Tray of bubbles
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